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Alleged vDOS Operators Arrested, Charged

Two young Israeli men alleged by this author to have co-founded vDOS — until recently the largest and most profitable cyber attack-for-hire service online — were arrested and formally indicted this week in Israel on conspiracy and hacking charges. On Sept. 8, 2016, KrebsOnSecurity published a story about the hacking of vDOS, a service that attrac
Publish At:2017-08-09 17:20 | Read:26344 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other applej4ck booter itay huri New York University p1st st

Following the Money Hobbled vDOS Attack-for-Hire Service

A new report proves the value of following the money in the fight against dodgy cybercrime services known as “booters” or “stressers” — virtual hired muscle that can be rented to knock nearly any website offline. Last fall, two 18-year-old Israeli men were arrested for allegedly running vDOS, perhaps the most successful booter s
Publish At:2017-06-06 18:20 | Read:2983 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other attack years Bitcoin booter Hackforums New York Univer

Hackforums Shutters Booter Service Bazaar

Perhaps the most bustling marketplace on the Internet where people can compare and purchase so-called “booter” and “stresser” subscriptions — attack-for-hire services designed to knock Web sites offline — announced last week that it has permanently banned the sale and advertising of these services. On Friday, Oct. 28, Jess
Publish At:2016-10-31 16:35 | Read:3943 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Allison Nixon Anna_Senpai booter cryptor DDoS Dyn Elli

Are the Days of “Booter” Services Numbered?

It may soon become easier for Internet service providers to anticipate and block certain types of online assaults launched by Web-based attack-for-hire services known as “booter” or “stresser” services, new research released today suggests. The findings come from researchers in Germany who’ve been studying patterns that emerge w
Publish At:2016-10-27 20:50 | Read:4452 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other AmpPot booter bulletproof hosting Christian Rossow Clo

DDoS Mitigation Firm Has History of Hijacks

Last week, KrebsOnSecurity detailed how BackConnect Inc. — a company that defends victims against large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks — admitted to hijacking hundreds of Internet addresses from a European Internet service provider in order to glean information about attackers who were targeting BackConnect. According to an ex
Publish At:2016-09-20 22:45 | Read:4318 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai BackConnect Inc. BackConnect LLC Beckman Softwa

2 Israeli teens arrested for allegedly running the vDoS booter

The Israeli law enforcement arrested two youngsters suspected of operating the infamous vDoS booter. Israeli authorities have arrested two alleged operators of a DDoS service, named vDOS, as the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI. The popular security investigator Brian Krebs reported that the duo behind the vDOS booter service had earned more t
Publish At:2016-09-13 18:00 | Read:3155 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime booter Crime-as-a-Service Cybercri

Alleged vDOS Proprietors Arrested in Israel

Two young Israeli men alleged to be the co-owners of a popular online attack-for-hire service were reportedly arrested in Israel on Thursday. The pair were arrested around the same time that KrebsOnSecurity published a story naming them as the masterminds behind a service that can be hired to knock Web sites and Internet users offline with powerful blasts of
Publish At:2016-09-11 01:15 | Read:3885 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 82.118.233.144 Akamai applej4ck backconnect security B

Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years

vDOS — a so-called “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — has been massively hacked, spilling secrets about tens of thousands of paying customers and their
Publish At:2016-09-08 18:30 | Read:3314 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 82.118.233.144 Allison Nixon applej4ck Bitcoin booter

Akamai Threat Advisory – Evolution of DDoS attacks

According to the US-based Akamai Technologies Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) attacks have a great level of sophistication today. The Morris Worm of 1989 caused massive damage and losses with its unintentionally caused Denial Of Service (DoS) attacks. Fast forward to today, attacks have sharpened teeth targeting almost every IT service, from telco to ga
Publish At:2016-07-24 17:10 | Read:2722 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Akamai booter DDoS Pierlui

The Internet of Dangerous Things

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to silence end users and sideline Web sites grew with alarming frequency and size last year, according to new data released this week. Those findings dovetail quite closely with the attack patterns seen against this Web site over the past year. Arbor Networks, a major provider of services to help block DD
Publish At:2015-01-30 01:40 | Read:5381 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire The Coming Storm Akamai Arbor Networks booter

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